Monthly Archives: September 2013

In the days of our wars

…Empire has succeeded in shaping, out of the debris of civilisation, a new humanity, organically won over to its cause: citizens.  Citizens are those who, in the very midst of the general social conflagration, persist in proclaiming their abstract participation … Continue reading

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The fascist face of capitalism: In memory of Pavlos Fyssas

The death of one at the hand of fascists is the death of all.  It testifies to a failure, the failure of our ability to resist, and possibly to understand how to resist.  Fascism is not a simple political irrationality; … Continue reading

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Rebelling against debt: examples from spain

… discourses of crises become a way to governmentally produce and manage (rather than deter) the crisis.  “Crisis” becomes a perennial state of exception that turns into a rule and common sense and thus renders critical thinking and acting redundant, … Continue reading

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Occupy Wall Street, two years on …

(poster from the Brooklyn Artist's Alliance) Anniversaries are always problematic.  While celebratory, they lend themselves to nostalgia, nostalgia for past feats, glories, passions, which may mask present poverty and paralyse action in the present.  They also lend themselves to accountings … Continue reading

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The Sirens of representation: 15M before the seduction of elections

… all power is derived from the people, they possess it only on the days of their elections.  After this it is the property of their rulers. Benjamin Rush … we are confronted even in the midst of the French … Continue reading

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The poetry of a revolution: In memory of chile

Forty years ago (11/09/1973), chile’s revolution was brought to a violent close by the intervention of the country’s military, with the support and connivance of local and international capitalist interests.  Thousands would die, and many more would be imprisoned, tortured … Continue reading

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Capital’s cracks are everywhere: romania

For over a week, squares and streets in dozens of cities and towns throughout romania have been occupied in an effort to stall or stop resource extraction that threatens the loss of homes, land, even whole villages.  Poetry takes the … Continue reading

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Performing the government of crisis: greece

The permanent state of emergency/exception that characterises the government by crisis continues unabated in greece.  To eliminate the reality-memory of resistance, squats are brought an end to throughout the country (29/08/2013: the eviction of the squat Antiviosi in Epirus; 02/09/2013: … Continue reading

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